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ECCCHO: Effective Combat Casualty Care Handoff Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Agency
Contract: W81XWH-18-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: H17B-002-0058
Amount: $149,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DHA17B-002
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-06-14
Small Business Information
100 E. Rivercenter Blvd
Covington, KY 41011
United States
DUNS: 128933996
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Camilla Knott
 (859) 415-1000
Business Contact
 Terence Andre
Phone: (859) 415-1000
Research Institution
 Wright State Applied Research Corpo
 Douglas Hodge
4035 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Beavercreek, OH 45431
United States

 (240) 409-6860
 Nonprofit College or University

Approximately 70% of sentinel events in medical care are related to communication mishaps, and despite regular and frequent occurrence, an even higher percentage (80%) of severe medical errors are related to miscommunication during handoffs (i.e., the transferring of information, responsibility, and authority for patient care from one provider to another). The TiER1 team proposes to address challenges related standardized handoff protocols, validation of those protocols, and transfer of evidence-based approaches to the field. To address these challenges, we propose to develop the Effective Combat Casualty Care Handoff Operations (ECCCHO) system. Three components comprise the ECCCHO system: (1) The Toolkit including mnemonics and a digital Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Card to ensure the right elements accompany a handoff; (2) The Methoddrawn from team performance research and applications, current best practices in patient handoffs, and TiER1s approach to addressing performance and organizational gaps in Fortune 500 companies; and (3) Outcome measures against which methods and elements of handoff protocols can be evaluated. The Toolkit will include what (required elements) to communicate as specified by DHA Procedural Instruction Number 6040.01, and the Method will specify how (process) to communicate during handoffs throughout the continuum of care.

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